Last night we watched "Akeelah and the Bee." It's about an 11 year old girl in south central LA competing in a spelling competition.
Very sweet! Predictable as all get-out but so cute and happy-making! It's one of those rare ones that engaged everyone in our family ages 46 down to 7. You should have seen Trevor, (17 soon) yelling and cheering and nervously waiting during the championship.
On the plane over I watched "The Wind That Shakes the Barley." It's about Ireland's struggle against England. Super intense and grief-producing. Not recommended for little kids! Heather was watching something else. It was amazing and horrible. Yes, I recommend it.